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overhead view of decorated hummingbird cake with one slice cut and on white plate with green flowers

More fruit than flour, this uber-moist, stick-to-your-fork hummingbird cake is filled with warm spices, pineapple and banana, and topped with a delicious – and still vegan – passion fruit cream cheese icing. I’m not sure if you will have noticed, but I’ve been away. Just over two weeks ago I was bent over suitcases, whittling …

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The past couple of weeks have been full of more ups and downs than is usual for me. Nothing major, just stuff that could be done without. And really, as of today (I started this post yesterday), I feel the stress ebbing away to a manageable trickle. I am naturally a person who likes things …

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a simple #quinoa #salad plus 7 dressings to change things up. #grains

This is a grain salad that has it all going on. With pop-in-the-mouth quinoa as its base, you get zing from a huge squeeze of lemon, crunch from broccoli and crisp-tender fine beans, umami from black olives, and sweet salinity courtesy of heirloom tomatoes. Nuanced notes from best olive oil and a whisper of fresh …

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Usually  a chicken dish, this baked not-fried panko-crusted tofu sits atop homemade, aromatic Japanese katsu curry sauce for a lunch or dinner to please and delight vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike. A silky side of miso aubergine slivers and yuzu-splashed spinach round out this palate-pleasing recipe.

Usually a chicken dish, this baked-not-fried panko-crusted tofu sits atop homemade, aromatic Japanese katsu curry sauce for a lunch or dinner to please and delight vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers alike. A silky side of miso aubergine slivers and yuzu-splashed spinach round out this palate-pleasing recipe. It is with my head hung in shame that I …

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Despite the clearly undisguised green of this green smoothie, I pretty much guarantee that once sipped even the the most stridently anti-greens guy or gal will at least say, ‘hmm, not as bad as I thought it was going to be.’ Score! If they are actually scared to try it either say 1) ‘will you …

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#Beetroot and Tomato #Gazpacho with #Watermelon #Salsa is a perfect summer #soup to keep cool - hydrating, full of healthful plant nutrients, #vegan, easy and so delicious. #healthyliving #raw #plasticfree #ecoliving

This is a sponsored post. Beetroot and Tomato Gazpacho with Watermelon Salsa is a perfect summer soup to keep cool – hydrating, full of healthful plant nutrients, vegan, easy and so delicious.  The issue of single-use plastics is something that affects us all, whether we realise it or not. Although many of us – because …

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Perhaps one of the most literary of foodstuffs, madeleines are surprisingly easy to make. These tiny scallop-shaped cakes are given a 21st century makeover with olive oil and pistachios - and a touch of yuzu if you have it. Dip into a steaming cup of tea and see what happens!

Perhaps one of the most literary of foodstuffs, madeleines are surprisingly easy to make. These tiny scallop-shaped cakes are given a 21st century makeover with olive oil and pistachios – and a touch of yuzu if you have it. Dip into a steaming cup of tea and see what happens! I didn’t grow up reading Marcel Proust. …

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Comfort food + baking = chocolate brownies. It's a simple equation that even the most maths phobic person can get their head around. Black beans, dates and chaga send you to the top of the class. This is the perfect recipe whether you like fudgy brownies or cakey brownies. Win-win! Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and with an immune-boosting, energising optional shot of chaga.

Comfort food + baking = chocolate brownies. It’s a simple equation that even the most maths phobic person can get their head around. Black beans, dates and chaga send you to the top of the class. This is the perfect recipe whether you like fudgy brownies or cakey brownies. Win-win! Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and with an …

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Kimchi nachos - healthy trash food? Maybe yes, maybe no. But either way it is so good and made in a snap. Liven up your telly viewing with this Korean-style snack

I hope you don’t mind me popping up on the weekend, but I just wanted to share the first post in a short series of quick, easy and fun recipes from my Instagram account. This first one is “trash” food with a twist, while the other two feature one of my favourite foods – eggs! So, grab your kimchi jar and let’s get …

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The flavours of Spanish pastry tortas de aceite, the cakeyness of doughnuts, the slightly crispy edges and ease of waffles. These are made vegan with aquafaba. Perfect for breakfast or snacks.

The flavours of tortas de aceite, the cakeyness of doughnuts, the slightly crispy edges and ease of waffles. You read that right. Doughnut Waffles.  Only a couple of posts ago I exhorted you to waffle falafels because – and I partially quote myself – “…anything as waffles is a thing”. But not just a thing, a delicious idea whose …

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